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Irish Eyes (original title)
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"Irish Eyes" explores the relationship between two Irish-American brothers in Boston born to immigrant parents and raised in a rough, working class Irish neighborhood. After watching their ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Baldwin ... Sean Phelan
John Novak ... Thomas Phelan
Wings Hauser ... Kevin Kilpatrick
Walter Learning Walter Learning ... Malcolm Little
Torri Higginson ... Lorraine Healey
John Ralston ... Paul Keaton
Aidan Devine ... John Phelan
Alberta Watson ... Anne Phelan
Jack Betts ... Jack McGuire
Dion DeRizzo Dion DeRizzo ... Frankie Scalli
Eugene Lipinski ... Angelo Zagliardi
Ronnie Marmo ... Jimmy Verrelli
Doug Sutherland Doug Sutherland ... D'Ambrosio
Veronica Carpenter Veronica Carpenter ... Erin Phelan
Manuel Urrego ... Warner


"Irish Eyes" explores the relationship between two Irish-American brothers in Boston born to immigrant parents and raised in a rough, working class Irish neighborhood. After watching their father being gunned down in front of their eyes as children, Thomas and Sean Phelan grow up building their lives on opposite ends of the law. Thomas, the studious and responsible brother, creates a better life for himself through education and hard, honest work. Eventually, he builds a successful career as a US Attorney. Sean, the more rebellious of the two, gets caught up in a life of crime and rises through the ranks to become the head of the Irish Mob. Spanning from post World War II during the late 1950's through the Irish Mob wars of the 1970's and culminating in their adulthood in the 1990's, the story is set to the backdrop of backroom politics and the realities of the Irish Mob and it's gang wars. The theme of the film simultaneously addresses the similarities between the two factions of law... Written by Julian Valdes

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Love thy brother, right or wrong See more »


Crime | Drama | Action

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

22 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Irish Eyes Are Crying See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Cain and Able-Boston style
19 December 2002 | by irishdotratSee all my reviews

I walked out of the theater after viewing Irish Eyes with a profound sense of awe. I had witnessed a story as old as the bible (Cain and Able) told in such a dramatic new fashion that I felt as if I had never heard it before. This movie has an epic feel. The relationship between the brothers is the essence of the film. The often times difficult relationship brothers have is certainly more complicated when your professional lives are in conflict, as one bother is a US attorney charged with bring down organized crime figures (the good brother, Able) and the other is the head of the Irish Mob(the bad brother, Cain.) The city of Boston is as much a character in this film as the state troopers, and the city is a reflection of the brothers. The pictures on the screen project a city with youth and vigor as the brothers begin to grow up, and it turns darker and more dangerous, as the brothers age and grow more cynical and deadly. Truly the climax takes place when Tom, the good brother, delivers his speech at the end of the movie. Watching that scene you believe that his very own real life brother is the head of the Irish Mob. If you liked Public Enemy or State of Grace, then you'll love Irish Eyes.

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